Rating
7.9 (11)
Year founded:
unknown
Status:
active
Country:
England
Website:
Official James Eadie website
Source:
James Eadie

The story of James Eadie

James Eadie sources and distributes finest Scotch whisky. Established in 1854, we specialise in single cask and small batch bottlings. James Eadie whiskies include malts from Speyside, Highland and Islay.Rigorous stock selection is critical. We access the best stocks of malt and grain in Scotland, valuing wood type and maturation age. Our experts sample dozens of casks in their search for quality.As well as purchasing mature whiskies for single malt bottlings, James Eadie buys young spirit from the WhiskyInvestDirect platform. These maturing malt and grain spirits will provide the ingredients for future blended whisky bottlings under the James Eadie label.We bottle all our malt whiskies without chill-filtration, at 46% vol and at natural colour. Our single malts all carry an age statement.

History

James Eadie (1827-1904) was a Scottish brewer who established a significant brewery in 1854. Born near Gleneagles in Scotland, he was one of fourteen children and left school at the age of fourteen to work for his living.Reported in local papers as a self-made man, Mr Eadie was a quiet individual whose hard work and indomitable perseverance earned him and his family a good living.Aside from beer, the Eadie family had their own recipe for a Blended Scotch whisky. Only a few bottles of the original James Eadie whisky remain. To our knowledge all of them are in family hands.The Scotch whisky and British beer writer of the day, Alfred Barnard, visited the Eadie brewery and wrote up his findings in his famous book, "Noted breweries of Great Britain and Ireland", (Volume 2, 1889).Barnard reveals how Mr James Eadie had inherited, from his father, a recipe for a Scotch Whisky Blend which he describes as "an ancient Scotch mixture that was dispensed to a favoured few". In fact, the whisky was dispensed quite widely, being available in over 300 of the James Eadie pubs.

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